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Learner's definition of MANNER  
[singular]somewhat formal  : the way that something is done or happens — often used after in
[count]  : the way that a person normally behaves especially while with other people — usually singular
— see also bedside manner
   b  manners [plural]  : behavior while with other people
   c  manners [plural]  : knowledge of how to behave politely while with other people
◊ To remember/mind your manners is to behave in a polite and proper way.
— see also table manners
[singular]  : an artistic style or method — often used in the phrase in/after the manner of

all manner of

: all kinds or sorts of (things or people)

in a manner of speaking

— used to say that a statement is true or accurate in a certain way even if it is not literally or completely true

not by any manner of means

— see means

to the manner born

: suited to a particular position, role, or status in a way that seems very natural

what manner of

old-fashioned + literary
: what kind or sort of
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